The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 (Florida Statute 394.451-394.47891 (2009
rev.)), commonly known as the ...
Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature ... The 2016 Florida Statutes ....
120.57(1), except that any order entered by the administrative law judge is final
Question and Answers about the Florida Involuntary Commitment Law – The
Baker Act. Question: When does a patient need to be examined by a health ...
The Baker Act encourages the voluntary admission of persons for psychiatric ...
this is not possible due to the severity of the person's condition, the law requires.
Chapter 394 of the Florida Statutes is known as "The Baker Act" and as "The
Florida ... A. A law enforcement officer may take a person who appears to meet
How are voluntary and involuntary Baker Act Admissions different? ... For
example, a law enforcement officer may transport an individual to a facility for ... If
the Individual in need resides in a State other then Florida you should call a Clerk
If other less restrictive means are not available, such as voluntary appearance for
outpatient evaluation, a law enforcement officer, or other designated agent of ...
Jul 2, 2015 ... The Baker Act, formally known as the Florida Mental Health Act, gives ... In order
to initiate a Baker Act proceeding, one must go through a law ...
Aug 18, 2015 ... The Baker Act allows 72 hours to determine whether a patient meets the .... to
treatment, as Florida's involuntary commitment law requires.
This chapter discusses FLorida's Baker Act, the Law which aLLows the.
invoLuntary commitment of individuals who poses a danger to them-. seLves or
to others ...